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Alliance for Arts & Health New Jersey

The Alliance for Arts & Health New Jersey connects artists and arts professionals, and those who provide health and wellness services. We engage a network of members to educate, advocate, and advance best practices in arts and health.

We envision a healthier New Jersey through the arts.


The Art for Healing Committee at the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro announces a presentation by Dr. T. Barton Thurber, Associate Director for Collections and Exhibitions at the Princeton University Art Museum. Dr. Thurber will speak on “The Art of Observation:  Museums and Medicine Today.” 

The presentation will be Wednesday, April 23 in the Education Center of the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro.  A reception with hors-d’oeuvres will begin at 6:00 p.m. and  Dr. Thurber’s presentation will begin at 7:00. A tour of the art collection will be offered following his presentation. 

Dr. Thurber’s presentation is the third in a series of lectures on art by the Museum’s scholars.  This lecture series is one element in the collaboration between the Museum and Princeton HealthCare System on the latter’s Art for Healing initiative – the acquisition of works of art that foster healing.

Please RSVP to Susanne Hall at either 609.252.8710 or

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Atlantic Health Systems is pleased to announce that following positions are now posted.  As discussed the positions will be integral in advancing  the  AHS/MSU partnership.

Please forward to any candidate that you feel would be interested.

Applications will only be accepted online starting 1/29/14  ---   (careers)


PC 21101 – Program Coordinator – Healing Arts # requisition: 00081548

PC 21102 – Project Management Coordinator – Healing Arts #  requisition: 00081549


Madison Art Consulting is partnering with Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware as part of the building expansion. We are now extending the opportunity to sculptors and crafters working in 3D art. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your art displayed at a world renowned hospital to aid in the healing of the children? Don’t miss this chance to share your unique talent. For more info, please contact

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Healthy Years Throughout
Our Retirement

Join Atlantic Health System for a light lunch and discussion about health and wellness. This program is offered in conjunction with the exhibition, Beards: The Long and Short of It


FRIDAY, January 31, 2014 from 12:00 – 1:15 PM

Presenter: Jason Prager, MD Geriatrician at Morristown Medical Center.

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Jason Prager is a dual board-certified geriatric internal medicine physician who joined Morristown Medical center in July 2012.  He specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease with particular interests in falls and osteoporosis.  Dr. Prager completed his internal  medicine training at Morristown Medical Center followed by a two-year geriatric fellowship at the Mount Sinai Hospital.  During his fellowship in 2011, Dr. Prager was chosen by hospital nurses as the physician of the year.   In 2012, third year medical students named him teacher of the year.  An active member of the American Geriatric society, Dr. Prager advocates treating patients and families together in a team-based approach to provide comprehensive, compassionate care.

This program is FREE with museum admission, and takes place from 12:00 - 1:15 PM at the Morris Museum.  Lunch provided by Atlantic  Health  System

Space is limited.  To register, please call  973.971.3706


November 2013 Networking Event

Spotlight on:

180 Amanda's Easel Creative Arts Therapy Program  and Monmouth Arts Council's ArtHelps.

On Monday, November 18, 2013, The Alliance for Arts and Health NJ sponsored a networking event with the Monmouth County Arts Council hosted by The Amanda’s Easel Creative Arts Therapy Program in Monmouth County, NJ. The event was attended by 25 artists and featured a networking session, tour of the exhibit, and a video presentation and discussion.

Amanda’s Easel of 180 Turning Lives Around, is a program for children and parents impacted by Domestic Violence and Super Storm Sandy. An exhibit was displayed called, The Ride: Stories of Survival which is a collaborative sculpture by survivors that symbolizes collective and individual responses to trauma. 

The event also included a video presentation and discussion on Monmouth Arts: ArtHelps.  The program brings the healing power of the arts to communities in Monmouth and Ocean Counties affected by Hurricane Sandy.  Presenters included Monmouth Arts Council staff,  Danielle Acerra, ArtHelps Project Coordinator; Mary Eileen Fouratt, Executive Director and Sandy Taylor, Art Education Director. 

A discussion on Arts in Health vs. Creative Art Therapies was held by Mary Gambarony, Art Therapist at Meridian Health and Laura Greenstone, Amanda’s Easel Assistant Coordinator and AAHNJ Steering Committee Member. The event concluded with remarks about the future of the AAHNJ by Ellen Williams, Acting AAHNJ Co-Chair.

Networking events will continue to be offered throughout the year in North, Central and South Jersey.  The goal of these showcases and networking sessions is to bring artists, cultural leaders and healthcare providers together to build a network that will share best practices and advocate for the arts in healthcare.


The Art of Aging Gracefully

Friday, January 17, 2014
Opening & Reception 5 – 8 pm
Summit Medical Group
Lawrence Pavilion Lower Lobby Gallery
Berkeley Heights, NJ

A retrospective of three octogenarians: painter Edwin Havas, multi-media artist Florence Wint & sculptor Betty
cGeehan, this event will show the evolution of the artists’ creativity, including what inspired them and how they changed or adapted their art as they aged.

Opening reception performance by the NJ Intergenerational Orchestra, book reading & signing  
by physician turned medical mystery author Michael Rushnak, lecture & tap dancing  
by local author Mary McHugh, SAGE Eldercare, refreshments and more!

Open to the public 
Exhibit Runs through the Summer


Who should become a member
? (FREE)
  • Artists with an interest in using their talents to improve healthcare and healthcare settings in the state of New Jersey
  • Healthcare professionals with an interest in utilizing the arts to improve patient care or healthcare settings
  • Creative Art and Expressive Art therapists
  • Architects and designers of healthcare settings
  • Arts administrators and other arts professionals interested in partnering with healthcare organizations

  • Undergraduate, Graduate and Medical Students from related disciplines

  • Researchers in related fields

  • Consultants

  • Foundation representatives

  • Landscape Architects

  • Community groups and individuals with an interest in arts & healthcare

Alliance for Arts & Health New Jersey (AAH NJ)

This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State,
a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

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